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Could not locate file in sys.database_files


Could not locate file in sys.database_files

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Hi All

I had a weird situation this morning

On one of my test systems, I tried running the following command to shrink my log file
DBCC shrinkfile(filename,1024)



I received this error
Could not locate file 'filename' for database 'database_name' in sys.database_files. The file either does not exist, or was dropped.

I checked and the file does exist.

I ran a full Consistency Check (DBCC CHECKDB) and that seems to have fixed the problem.

Has anyone else come across this before? Should I be worried?

Thanks
Bhuvnesh
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My guess is, you would be using wrong file name

-------Bhuvnesh----------
I work only to learn Sql Server...though my company pays me for getting their stuff done;-)
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Use the following command:
SELECT file_id,name ,size/128.0 - CAST(FILEPROPERTY(name, 'SpaceUsed') AS int)/128.0 AS AvailableSpaceInMB
FROM sys.database_files;

after this command u will find the file id which has free space then run DBCC shrinkfile(file id)
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